Project Example

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo in North Kivu

The goal of this framework is to provide an overview of how Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) resources and activities need to be prepared for across different response pillars among provinces and countries neighbouring North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The purpose of proactively carrying out RCCE activities along with other activities essential for an Ebola outbreak response is to reduce deaths and illness caused by Ebola virus disease (EVD) and minimize disruption to daily lives of local communities. This is achieved through systematic gathering of informed social science knowledge to inform the response and active engagement with key stakeholders including community influencers, health care workers, and local communities.

It is intended to be used to guide RCCE work which is central to stopping the outbreak and preventing its further amplification. Unlike other areas of response, RCCE draws heavily on volunteers, frontline personnel and on people without prior training in this area. As such, the document provides basic background information, scopes the socio-economic and cultural aspects (that are known at the time of publication), and provides the latest evidence-based advice and approaches.

Source: World Health Organization

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019